Governor Peter Early GHM 066-6
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 33° 43.284 W 083° 17.790
17S E 287211 N 3733634
Quick Description: On GA 15 at the north side of the Oconee River.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/10/2015 8:28:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMNWAQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Near here, on a bluff overlooking the river, stood the home of Governor Peter Early, one of Georgia's great men. Born in Virginia, June 30, 1773, a graduate of Princeton, he was a lawyer, judge, State Senator, Congressman, Governor during the difficult years 1813- 1815, and trustee of the University of Georgia. He died August 15, 1817 and was buried here. In December, 1914, his remains were reinterred in Greensboro with fitting ceremonies. Early County is named for him.

Near here, also stood Fort Clarke, erected for the protection of the early settlers against Indian raids.
Type of Marker: Other

Marker #: 066-6

Date: 1986

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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